How To Fix Minecraft Legends Crashing

We'll help you help the issue where Minecraft Legends crashes randomly

Minecraft is one of the biggest games on PC that spans several generations of players. With the release of Minecraft Legends, players are introduced to a wacky take on the original with RTS elements and a brand-new gameplay dynamic. However, with the new release comes bugs and glitches that lead to Minecraft Legends crashing issues.

As excited players were before playing this reincarnation of the iconic game, they’re not happy with the random crashes happening. However, we’ll help you iron things out with some of the most effective fixes you can try to solve this issue and enjoy the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Minecraft Legends problem mostly stems from corrupted files, missing runtime components, lack of game services runtime, and problems in the graphics options
  • You can try the following to fix the Minecraft Legends crashing issue:
    • Check Minecraft Legends System Requirements
    • Verify Game Files on Steam
    • Install DirectX Runtime Components
    • Install/Update Microsoft Gaming Services
    • Turn On Xbox Game Services
    • Exclude Minecraft Legends Install Folder in Your Antivirus Software
    • Run Minecraft Legends as Administrator
    • Reduce In-Game Settings and Run in Window Mode
  • If these fixes didn’t work for you, you’d have to wait for an upcoming patch from the devs to solve this issue. 

How to Fix Minecraft Legends Crashing Issue?

Although Minecraft Legends is a decently optimized game, problems still plague the players on PC. Here are some of the most effective potential fixes you can try to resolve the crashing issues in the game. 

Also, Read: Minecraft Legends Connecting To Your Account

Check Minecraft Legends System Requirements

Before we dive into the fixes to resolve this issue, you must verify if your PC can run Minecraft Legends. The game may be lighter on your hardware, but it does require the latest Windows 10/11 builds and DX12 to run. So tall your system specifications with the following PC requirements and verify whether your PC can handle the game. 

Minimum Requirements For Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (May 2020 Update or higher) or Windows 11
  • CPU: Core i5 2.8GHz or equivalent
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon 285 or Intel HD 520 or equivalent DX12 GPU
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage Space Needed: 24 GB available space
  • Notes: Performance increases with higher-end systems. Not supported on Windows 10S.

Recommended Requirements For Minecraft Legends

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (May 2020 Update or higher) or Windows 11
  • CPU: Core i5 3.4GHz or equivalent
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon 580
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage Space Needed: 24 GB available space
  • Notes: Performance increases with higher-end systems. Not supported on Windows 10S.

Compare the requirements above with your PC. If your PC isn’t even meeting the minimum system requirements, this might be the reason your game keeps crashing. Let’s dive into the fixes to resolve Minecraft Legends’ crashing problem if everything checks out. 

Verify Game Files on Steam

The first step to solving any game’s crashing issue is to verify its install files. Some files might have gone missing or corrupted your Minecraft Legends install directory. It can happen due to various reasons. One of the most common culprits behind this is your Antivirus program that generates a false-positive and deletes game files. Here’s how you can repair Minecraft Legends through Steam

  1. Open Steam from your taskbar on the bottom right or search for it in the Windows Search. 
  2. You’ll be greeted by the library of games you own. Locate Minecraft Legends here. 
  3. Once located, please right-click on the game and go into its properties.
    Minecraft Legends Properties
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  4. Once inside the properties, go to the Local Files tab and click the Verify Integrity of Game Files option.
    Verify Minecraft Legends Game Files
    Verify Game Files Integrity (Image by eXputer)

Now Steam will start scanning the Minecraft Legends install directly and detect any files that might have gone missing or corrupt. Once the scan finishes, steam will download those specific files, and your game will be ready.

Please Note: This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several, depending on the game size and your storage drive speed. So be patient until the process is finished. 

Install DirectX Runtime Components

There are several supporting software components that your Windows need to run your games smoothly. Microsoft DirectX runtime components are one of those essential programs that you need to install. Missing these programs or your PC might be why you’re facing crashes or freezing a lot. Here’s how to install them. 

  1. First, go to the DirectX Runtime official website.
  2. Here, click on the download button and run the installer.
    DirectX Runtime Components Download
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  3. Once you’ve installed this, head over to the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables website.
  4. Download the installer for X64 architecture.
    Install Visual Studio Runtime Components
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  5. After you’ve downloaded and run the installer, reboot your PC.

This will install all the Visual Studio files you need to run Minecraft Legends without problems. If the game’s still crashing on your PC, move on to the next fix. 

Install/Update Microsoft Gaming Services

Gaming Services is a software component that you need to download from Windows Store to run Minecraft Legends smoothly. This missing component could be the key to resolving your crashing issues. Installing this is a bit tricky, but we’ll get you through the process quickly and easily.

  1. First, you have to open Windows Search and Type “PowerShell.” Right-click on it and open it as an Administrator. 
  2. In PowerShell, please type the following commands and execute them. 
  • get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage –allusers
  • start ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN
Windows PowerShell
PowerShell Commands (Image by eXputer)
  1. Once you execute these commands in PowerShell, Windows Store will open, and you’ll be taken to the Microsoft Gaming Services download page.
Windows App Store
Get Gaming Services (image by eXputer)
  1. All you need to do here is click on the “get” button, and the store will start downloading and installing Gaming Services on your PC. 

After everything’s done, reboot your PC for good measure and try playing Minecraft Legends now. Hopefully, you won’t be facing any crashes moving forward. 

Turn On Xbox Game Services

If you’re playing Minecraft Legends through Xbox Game Pass, you’ll be on the Xbox Application for Windows. There’s a component to this application called Xbox Game Services that often gets disabled randomly, which can lead to crashes. This helps the game to establish a connection to the Xbox ecosystem to provide error-free gameplay. If these services aren’t running, you’ll face crashes frequently. Here’s how to enable these:

  1. Open the Run windows by hitting the shortcut “Win + R.”
  2.  Here, type services.msc and hit enter to open the Windows Services Manager. 
  3. Here, locate 2 services that you need to enable. “Xbox Live Auth Manager, and Xbox Game Save.”
    Enabling Xbox Services
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  4. If these services are not running, double-click each one and set them to Automatic first. Then click on the Start button to start running these services. 
  5. Once you’re done, click OK to save changes for each one.

After you’re done, try running Minecraft Legends and verify if you’re encountering the crashing issue again. If you are, don’t worry; we’ve got more fixes from where these came from.

Exclude Minecraft Legends Install Folder in Your Antivirus Software

As discussed in the verify game files fix, Antiviruses can be the number 1 enemy to your installation media, especially games. It can give out false-positive alters, followed by deleting specific files from your game’s local installation folder. In addition to deleting your game files, it can restrict your game’s executable file access to system resources or the internet. This leads to crashing more often than you think. 

The best way to investigate and solve this problem is by temporarily disabling your Antivirus software’s real-time protection. Now launch the game and play to see if Minecraft Legends is crashing anymore. If the game’s not crashing, then Antivirus was the issue. 

All you have to do is go into the settings of your Antivirus software and exclude the game’s installation directory. This will prevent the Antivirus from messing around in your game files and ruining your gaming experience for Minecraft Legends. 

Run Minecraft Legends as Administrator

In several scenarios, it’s possible that the game isn’t getting proper access due to low privileges. This is due to a lack of permissions from the system, which prevents game files from communicating with the system resources or the internet. Running the game as an administrator can help you overcome this problem. Here’s how:

  1. First, you have to locate the install directory for Minecraft Legends. By default, you’ll find the installation files in the directory address below: 
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
    If Minecraft Legends was installed on a different drive, to open it, you must go into your Steam Library and go into properties > Local Files -> Locate Local Files.
  2. Right-click the main executable file in the install folder and open its properties.
Run The Game As Admin
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  1. Once you’re in the properties for the main Minecraft Legend’s executable, go to the compatibility tab and checkmark “Run this Program as Administrator.”
  2. Once you’re done, click on OK.

After providing the administrative privileges to Minecraft Legends, try running the game again. Verify if the crashing problem is happening again. If it’s stopped, then it means that means this fix worked. 

Reduce In-Game Settings and Run in Window Mode

Minecraft Legends Lower Graphics Settings
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Another fix players have discussed is lowering the in-game quality settings, running the game without V-Sync and playing in windowed mode. There have been problems with the game having issues with full-screen and V-sync at high graphics. With some hardware configurations, these settings have caused FPS drops, freezing, black screen or hard crashes to the desktop. 

So try the best settings above and see if the game crashes again. If it isn’t cracking, I’m afraid you’ll have to play the game in windowed mode temporarily until the developers patch this. 

Are You Facing Crashes Anymore? 

Here you go. We’ve listed all the effective fixes that you can use to stop Minecraft Legends from crashing. These fixes have been proven to work for most players, and we’ve personally tested them ourselves. If you still have issues despite applying all the fixes above, you’ll have to wait for an official patch from the developers. Until then, we hope these fixes were able to resolve your issues. 


Why does my Minecraft Legends keep crashing?

There are several reasons why your game keeps crashing. There could be a range of problems, including missing files and outdated games. Check out our guide for fixes to resolve this problem.

My Minecraft Legend keeps having FPS drops. What should I do?

Lower the graphics settings a bit and try to play in windowed mode at a lower resolution in hopes of resolving it.

Minecraft Legends has crashed, and I see a black screen. What’s wrong with my game?

Black screen usually happens due to various reasons, but it might be possible that you have an outdated driver for your GPU. Simply update your GPU drivers and follow in addition to following fixes above to resolve this.

Check out other Minecraft Legends guides that we’ve prepared for you on eXputer:

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Haider Khan

Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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